East Tennessee Resources For Breast Cancer SurgeryA breast cancer diagnosis is often received with shock, which may be followed shortly by confusion. The questions about what types of treatment are advisable and where to receive them can seem endless. The Breast Services physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville have great compassion for each breast cancer patient who feels lost with where to start.

Premier Surgical partners with local hospitals and cancer centers to make the process of navigating breast cancer treatment easier for the women of East Tennessee. Through a team approach, physicians and cancer specialists conference weekly to determine the best and most comprehensive ongoing plan for each patient’s care.

Premier Surgical

Premier Surgical offers patients innovative, state-of-the-art breast cancer surgery care. Our team is committed to remaining at the forefront of the latest technological advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Some of Premier Surgical’s innovative services include:

  • Breast-conserving surgery
  • Options for short-duration, breast-conserving, targeted radiation therapy.

Premier Surgical offers breast cancer patients individualized options for treatment and partners with them to chart the best possible course of care. Our physicians’ relationships with

Knoxville area hospitals and breast centers allow us to deliver a comprehensive, team approach to your breast cancer treatment and care.

Thompson Cancer Survival Center

The Thompson Comprehensive Breast Center provides complete breast health services including breast health education, screening, diagnostics and treatment planning.

The Thompson Breast Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology in mammography, breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, and is one of the few breast centers in Tennessee to be awarded a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation.

Patients have the support of the Thompson Cancer team that includes dietitians, genetics counselors, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, oncologists and radiation oncologists.

Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center

The Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center is recognized as a Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. It is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program, offering a full spectrum of clinical and support services. The Center stands at the forefront of care, from screening and diagnosis of breast cancer to treatment and counseling.

Parkwest offers patients digital mammography and breast ultrasound to detect possible problems or inconsistencies, and stereotactic biopsy, which is a minimally invasive procedure that serves as an alternate to open surgery biopsy. Parkwest also designates a nurse Breast Health Coordinator to each patient to assist them through treatment.

Tennova Cancer Centers

Tennova Cancer Centers provide comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary team of caring professionals. Tennova’s cancer care professionals are focused on exceptional, patient-centered care that includes support and specialty services designed just for women. Cancer treatment options include: Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, including MammoSite® brachytherapy for breast cancer, Breast lump removal, Mastectomy, Minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and Breast reconstruction.

Tennova Healthcare also uses advanced imaging technology that can detect breast abnormalities at the earliest stages. Diagnostic techniques include Digital mammography for more accurate screenings, Breast MRI, Ultrasound and Biopsy to determine whether cells are cancerous. Advanced imaging technology — such as MRI or mammography — can be combined with minimally invasive techniques to obtain tissue samples.

By partnering with area health care centers, Premier Surgical Associates’ surgeons enlist a team approach to breast cancer care that includes radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, pathologists, reconstructive surgeons, and genetic counselors for each breast cancer patient in East Tennessee.

To learn more about your options for breast cancer surgery at Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, visit our website at www.premiersurgical.com.